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Genus Vittaria Family Pteridaceae

Description: Epiphytic, rarely terrestrial, ferns; rhizome ± erect to short-creeping, covered with clathrate scales, roots few, spongy.

Fronds usually uniform; stipe short; lamina entire, glabrous, veins anastomosing.

Sori ± sunken, a single long sorus or a line of sori on each side of the frond, marginal or submarginal, indusium absent.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 50 species, tropical regions. Australia: 2 species (native).

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept:

Two species in NSW: Vittaria elongata and Vittaria ensiformis

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